Hickson 44 (Leo)

(fritz kleinhans)


 

Hickson 44
March 6-7, 2016, Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida

TAK 250 CRS & TAK 0.73x Reducer >> 10" f/7.3 1825 mm f.l. CDK astrograph.
Cooled, Modified Canon 6D, ISO 800, 0.74 "/pixel; cropped to 24.7' x 18.8'.
Air ~ 45 F, Camera ~ -15 C.
AP 1100 Mount, 50mm f/5 Borg Guidescope, Lodestar and PHD2, dithering.
7.5 min subs x 23 = 172.5 min  (4 of 27 rejected).
23 lites, 5 darks, 3 flats; captured in BackYard EOS and processed in Image Plus and Picture Window.

North is to the right.  The image reaches to ~ m = 19.



 Sky Tools Pro 3 (chart of area)

North is right in this presentation.
 

 

 

 



Hickson 44 (negative image):
(from above)

 

There are some excellent shots of Hickson 44 on the Web with some interesting details of the group.  Here are a few of the best.

APOD

Ruben Kier

Russell Croman


AP Home          Kleinhans, 2016